Richard Scott Larson is a 2020 NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellow in Nonfiction Literature from the New York Foundation for the Arts. He holds an MFA from New York University, and his creative and critical work has appeared in the Los Angeles Review of Books, Chicago Review of Books, Harvard Review, Colorado Review, Electric Literature, Slant Magazine, Joyland, Hobart, Wigleaf, Booth, Vol. 1 Brooklyn, and other venues, including the forthcoming anthology It Came From the Closet: Queer Reflections on Horror (Feminist Press, 2022) and two volumes of Wilde Stories: The Year’s Best Gay Speculative Fiction. His writing has also been listed as notable in The Best American Essays. He is an active member of the National Book Critics Circle, and he has been awarded fellowships and residencies from the Vermont Studio Center, the Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts, and the Millay Colony for the Arts.
Born and raised in the suburbs of St. Louis, he now lives in Brooklyn and works for the Expository Writing Program at NYU, where he also runs a faculty reading series and serves as the production editor of an annual volume of student essays.